Despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus fear
and fret? Part 3
From: "jagbir singh" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Nov 7, 2005 12:07 pm
Subject: Re: Despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why
do Hindus fear and fret?
—- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jagbir singh"
> > So whether you recognize the Primordial Mother as Tao or
> > or Holy Spirit or Ruh or Aykaa Mayee is immaterial as
> > religions, holy scriptures and prophets are in harmony
> > What really matters is one's unconditional belief and
> > of Her Divine Message to humankind.
> > Jai Shri Mataji,
> > jagbir
> —- In email@example.com, "jagbir
> So despite unsurpassable knowledge of Shakti why do Hindus
> and fret? What do Hindus think the Sanatanna Dharma is all
> Do these present-day fears reflect their ignorance and
> of the Eternal Dharma? Who can rouse and awaken them up
> deep spiritual slumber of Kali Yuga?
> They will till they get their self-realization and allow
> Mother Kundalini to enlighten them with the priceless
> and universal harmony of the Divine Message of the Shakti
> by Her incarnation Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. All religions
> in collective harmony in Sahaja Yoga, a far cry from those
> battling each other for supremacy.
Max Muller, in his book In History of Ancient Sanskrit
(p. 557) observed: " In the Rig-Veda we shall have before us
real antiquity than in all the inscriptions of Egypt or
Ninevah....the Veda is the oldest book in existence...."
Louis Jacolliot (1837-1890), who worked in French India as a
government official and was at one time President of the
Chandranagar, translated numerous Vedic hymns, the
the Tamil work, Kural His masterpiece, La Bible dans l'Inde,
a storm of controversy. He praised the Vedas in his Sons of
"The Hindu revelation, which proclaims the slow and gradual
formation of worlds, is of all revelations the only one
are in complete harmony with modern science. "
Jacolliot feels India has given to the West much more than
credited with when he says:
"Besides the discoverers of geometry and algebra, the
of human speech, the parents of philosophy, the primal
religion, the adepts in psychological and physical science,
the greatest of our biological and theologians seem dwarfed!
us any modern discovery, and we venture to say that Indian
need not long be searched before the prototype will be found
record. Here we are with the transit of science half
and all our Vedic ideas in process of readjustment to the
of force correlation, natural selection, atomic polarity and
evolution. And here, to mock our conceit, our apprehension,
despair, we may read what Manu said, perhaps 10,000 years
birth of Christ:
'the first germ of life was developed by water and heat.'
(Manusmriti - Book I, sloka 8,9)
'Water ascends towards the sky in vapors; from the sun it
in rain, from the rains are born the plants, and from the
animals.' (Manusmriti - Book III, sloka 76)
(source: Krishna and Christ - By Louis Jacolliot p. 15).
Sir John Woodroffe (1865-1936) the well known scholar,
General of Bengal and sometime Legal Member of the
India. He served with competence for eighteen years and in
officiated as Chief Justice. He has said:
"Ages before Lamarck and Darwin it was held in India that
passed through 84 lakhs (8,400,000) of birth as plants,
an "inferior species of man" and then as the ancestor of the
developed type existing to-day. The theory was not, like
doctrine of evolution, based wholly on observation and a
enquiry into fact but was a rather (as some other matters)
an act of
brilliant intuition in which observation may also have had
(source: Is India Civilized - Essays on Indian Culture - By
Woodroffe Ganesh & Co. Publishers Date of Publication: 1922
"To the philosophers of India, however, Relativity is no new
discovery, just as the concept of light years is no matter
astonishment to people used to thinking of time in millions
kalpas, (A kalpa is about 4,320,000 years). The fact that
men of India have not been concerned with technological
of this knowledge arises from the circumstance that
but one of innumerable ways of applying it."
It is, indeed, a remarkable circumstance that when Western
civilization discovers Relativity it applies it to the
of atom-bombs, whereas Oriental civilization applies it to
development of new states of consciousness."
(source: Spiritual Practices of India - By Frederic
Introduction by Alan Watts p. 8-9).
Mr. Thorton, in his book History of British India, states: "
are indisputably entitled to rank among the most ancient of
nations, as well as among those most early and most rapidly
civilized....ere yet the Pyramids looked down upon the
Valley of the
Nile... when Greece and Italy, these cradles of modern
housed only the tenants of the wilderness, India was the
wealth and grandeur..."
(source: Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence - By
Knapp p. 7).
Count Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949) was a Belgian writer
poetry, a wide variety of essays. He won the 1911 Nobel
literature. In his book Mountain Paths, says:
"he falls back upon the earliest and greatest of
of the Sacred Books of India with a Cosmogony which no
conception has ever surpassed."
(source: Mountain Paths - By Maurice Maeterlinck).
Huston Smith born in China to Methodist missionaries, a
most eloquent writer, world-famous religion scholar who
Hatha Yoga. He has said in Hinduism:
"The invisible excludes nothing, the invisible that excludes
is the infinite—the soul of India is the infinite."
"Philosophers tell us that the Indians were the first ones
conceive of a true infinite from which nothing is excluded.
shied away from this notion. The West likes form, boundaries
distinguish and demarcate. The trouble is that boundaries
imprison—they restrict and confine."
"India saw this clearly and turned her face to that which
boundary or whatever." "India anchored her soul in the
seeing the things of the world as masks of the infinite
there can be no end to these masks, of course. If they
true infinity." And It is here that India's mind boggling
links up to her infinite soul."
"India includes so much because her soul being infinite
nothing." It goes without saying that the universe that
emerging from the infinite was stupendous."
While the West was still thinking, perhaps, of 6,000 years
universe—India was already envisioning ages and eons and
as numerous as the sands of the Ganges. The Universe so vast
modern astronomy slips into its folds without a ripple."
(source: The Mystic's Journey - India and the Infinite: The
a People—By Huston Smith).
Dick Teresi author and coauthor of several books about
technology, including The God Particle. He is cofounder of
magazine and has written for Discover, The New York Times
and The Atlantic Monthly.
"The big bang is the biggest-budget universe ever, with
boggling numbers to dazzle us—a technique pioneered by
century A.D. Indian cosmologists, the first to estimate the
the earth at more than 4 billion years.
The cycle of creation and destruction continues forever,
in the Hindu deity Shiva, Lord of the Dance, who holds the
sounds the universe's creation in his right hand and the
billions of years later, will destroy the universe in his
Meanwhile Brahma is but one of untold numbers of other gods
their own universes.
The 8.64 billion years that mark a full day-and-night cycle
Brahma's life is about half the modern estimate for the age
universe. The ancient Hindus believed that each Brahma day
Brahma night lasted a kalpa, 4.32 billion years, with 72,000
equaling a Brahma century, 311,040 billion years in all.
Hindus could conceive of the universe in terms of billions.
The similarities between Indian and modern cosmology do not
accidental. Perhaps ideas of creation from nothing, or
cycles of creation and destruction are hardwired in the
psyche. Certainly Shiva's percussive drumbeat suggests the
energetic impulse that could have propelled the big bang.
And if, as
some theorists have proposed, the big bang is merely the
the big crunch and the universe is caught in an infinite
expansion and contraction, then ancient Indian cosmology is
cutting edge compared to the one-directional vision of the
The infinite number of Hindu universes is currently called
world hypothesis, which is no less undocumentable nor
The Indians came closest to modern ideas of atomism, quantum
physics, and other current theories. India developed very
enduring atomist theories of matter. Possibly Greek
thought was influenced by India, via the Persian
Rig-Veda, is the first Indian literature to set down ideas
resembling universal natural laws. Cosmic law is connected
cosmic light, with gods, and, later, specifically with
was the Vedic Aryans... who gave the world some of the
philosophical texts on the makeup of matter and the
underpinnings for the chemical makeup of minerals. Sanskrit
from thousands of years before Christ implied that matter
be created, and that the universe had created itself.
this, in his Vaiseshika philosophy, Kanada (600 B. C)
elements could not be destroyed. Kanada's life is somewhat a
mysterious, but his name is said to mean "one who eats
grain" likely referring to his theory that basic particles
together as the building blocks for all matter. Two, three,
more of these elements would combine, just as we conceive of
doing. The Greeks would not stumble on this concept for
"In India, we see the beginning of theoretical speculation
size and nature of the earth. Some one thousand years before
Aristotle, the Vedic Aryans asserted that the earth was
circled the sun. A translation of the Rig Veda goes: " In
prescribed daily prayers to the Sun we find..the Sun is at
center of the solar system. ..The student ask, "What is the
of the entity that holds the Earth? The teacher answers, "Rishi
Vatsa holds the view that the Earth is held in space by the
"Two thousand years before Pythagoras, philosophers in
India had understood that gravitation held the solar system
together, and that therefore the sun, the most massive
to be at its center." "Twenty-four centuries before Isaac
the Hindu Rig-Veda asserted that gravitation held the
together. The Sanskrit speaking Aryans subscribed to the
idea of a
spherical earth in an era when the Greeks believed in a flat
The Indians of the fifth century A.D. calculated the age of
earth as 4.3 billion years; scientists in 19th century
convinced it was 100 million years."
According to Romain Rolland, (1866-1944) French Nobel
professor of the history of music at the Sorbonne and
authored a book on the " Life of Ramakrishna".
"Religious faith in the case of the Hindus has never been
run counter to scientific laws, moreover the former is never
condition for the knowledge they teach, but there are always
scrupulously careful to take into consideration the
by reason both the agnostic and atheist may attain truth in
own way. Such tolerance may be surprising to religious
the West, but it is an integral part of Vedantic belief."